August 24, 2019

Hong Kong police fire tear gas at pro-democracy protesters after chaos erupts

LewisTsePuiLung/iStock(HONG KONG) -- Protesters who've taken pro-democracy demonstrations to the streets of Hong Kong every weekend since early June clashed on Saturday with riot-ready police who deployed tear gas after demonstrators hurled bricks and Molotov cocktails at them and refused orders to clear roadways. Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong, a city of 7.4 million people, blocking traffic on a main thoroughfare with their bodies and by piling wooden pallets, bo..
August 24, 2019

President Trump offers rosy outlook for the G-7 summit: ‘Everybody’s getting along’

iStock(BIARRITZ, France) -- After tangling with world leaders all week and setting off chaos in the global markets with trade disputes, President Trump shared a rosy outlook for the annual G-7 summit. “So far so good," Trump said over lunch with the President of France Emmanuel Macron. "The weather is perfect. Everybody's getting along. I think we'll accomplish a lot this weekend. And I look forward to it." On Saturday afternoon, the president touched down in the ritzy resort town of ..
August 24, 2019

Paul Whelan, US prisoner in Russia, says guards injured him as his detention is extended

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- After nearly nine months in a notorious Moscow prison, the detention of U.S. citizen Paul Whelan was extended again on Friday by a Russian court despite concerns about his health and continued questions about the charges against him. Whelan, 49, is a former Marine arrested while on vacation in Russia and charged with being a spy -- something he and his family deny and the State Department has cast doubt on. In court Friday, Whelan said he had been dragged by prison guards..
August 24, 2019

President Trump discusses Amazon fires with controversial Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro

iStock/Thinkstock(BIARRITZ, France) -- President Donald Trump spoke to counterpart Jair Bolsonaro on the phone Friday, the same day the Brazilian president authorized his country's army to assist in fighting massive wildfires currently consuming parts of the Amazon rainforest. Trump says he spoke with Bolsonaro and offered U.S. assistance in fighting the Amazon fires. Scientists say the number of fires are up 84% in 2019 versus a year ago. "Just spoke with President @JairBolsonaro of Brazi..